He ’pears to know just how long he can torment me before I get my dander up, and he knows if he can make out to put me off for a minute or make me laugh, it’s all down again and I can’t hit him a lick.
And you said, ’Don’t torment me so—I’ll tell!’
Tom soon found himself tormented with a desire to drink and swear; the desire grew to be so intense that nothing but the hope of a chance to display himself in his red sash kept him from withdrawing from the order.
CHAPTER XXVII THE adventure of the day mightily tormented Tom’s dreams that night.
The hours wasted away, and hunger came to torment the captives again.
"Well, Sid don’t torment a body the way you do.
He was such a comfort to me, although he tormented my old heart out of me, ’most."